Boomer Anthems:Aquarius

"ICK" then, "ICK" now.
How about "Flower Punk" instead?

Posted by Hammond Aikes at December 7, 2016 10:23 AM

I bought -- and enjoyed -- the "Hair" Broadway soundtrack back in 1968 as a high school student. But I never confused the songs (and underlying concepts) with actual life, any more than I confused "Jesus Christ: Superstar" (and its story) with the New Testament. Watching that opening sequence some 50 years later, I find fresh perspective on how such a large chunk of my generation got so far off track. :-)

Me? I went to college, got a degree in computer science, raised a family, and did my best to contribute to society and those around me. ..bruce..

Posted by bfwebster at December 7, 2016 11:12 AM

Boomers, befogged then, still in the same condition now.

The failure of the Greatest Generation was believing that you could give your kids everything so they wouldn't want like you did. That was the hardest lesson of the Depression.

We grew up on a farm, my parents did also. There wasn't any of that crap going around. What you got, you kept by working for it, AFTER contributing to the family.

Posted by Vermont Woodchuck at December 7, 2016 11:30 AM

We all heard the music, we didn't all dance to the tune.

Posted by Bunny at December 7, 2016 12:27 PM

This is the downing of a plate of asparagus, plate of asparagussssssuuuussssss, asssssparaaaagus!

Posted by AbigailAdams at December 7, 2016 2:47 PM

Doncha just hate being dragged along with the herd?

Posted by ghostsniper at December 7, 2016 6:44 PM

The herd...173rd Airborne Brigade.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at December 8, 2016 4:53 AM

I will admit to having a soft spot for Milos Forman's film while detesting what so many in my generation did to this country.
Long ago stopped dancing to the tune - but I'll admit to still liking much of the music

Posted by Boat Guy at December 8, 2016 5:55 AM

It was a great time to be young

Posted by bgarrett at December 8, 2016 10:25 PM

Rest in peace, Greg Lake; of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

Posted by Speller at December 9, 2016 12:35 AM

The interesting twist in the movie is that the most rebellious hippie of the bunch went to Viet Nam in place of the square dude. As I recall ( I may be wrong it was a long time ago) he wanted to make sure someone responsible would take care of his unborn baby.

Posted by Pirate Bill at December 11, 2016 8:45 PM